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Strip planked hollow wooden surfboard

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Project by coddyincanada posted 11-01-2014 12:56 PM 1234 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my surfboard I made in NZ a few years ago, its waiting there for me when I go back home on holiday.

Its 7foot 10 inch’s funboard strip planked pine over a ply wood frame.
I got a rough plan off the internet and drew a fullsize half plan on mdf to figure the dimensions of the frame, which I cut from thin plywood along with a scarfed plywood backbone.
Then planked top and bottom with many strips of pine I had ripped to size, planking the ends and sides was tricky and next time I will do it differently.
Once planked and planed and sanded smooth it got covered with a couple of layers of fiberglass for strength.
sanded the fiberglass dead smooth, the top layer was poured real thick, then applied varnish on top to get a high gloss finish.
Its a lot of fun and looks great, I cant wait to get home a take it out again.

-- Belt sander racing champion





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Gshepherd

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 01:29 PM

Impressive…. I bet it was a lot of work but soon it will be worth it.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 04:17 AM

Wow! That looks great!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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